The Botley Community Fridge is providing weekly food deliveries to anyone self-isolating and/or in need. The parcels are partly fresh food and partly non-perishables (pasta, tins etc.). This is in addition to our current daily deliveries of fresh food.
The food is surplus from wholesalers but still in date, and is donated by SOFEA https://www.sofea.uk.com/. It comes to our base in west Oxford on Thursday morning. Volunteer drivers deliver it that afternoon.
Households of 1-2 get one parcel, and 3+ get two parcels. The food is free to anyone in need (self-identified). We ask people who are not in need to contribute £3-5 per parcel, to help pay for petrol for the volunteer drivers, bags etc. Bank details are on the food request form below. We are also receiving grants for petrol money, so please do not feel obliged to pay, or let the cost hold you back from receiving parcels.
If you live near Blackbird Leys, we suggest that you sign up for the Leys larder by going to the Blackbird Leys community centre OX4 6HW on a Wednesday 3-5pm. If you live near Barton, there is a similar system at the Barton community centre on Underhill Circus OX3 9LS.
This is only for the duration of the coronavirus emergency.
If you would like a food parcel – either weekly or a more urgent on-off parcel – please fill in this form, and we’ll get back to you with information about deliveries etc.